State Senator Leland Christensen is among the Republican candidates hoping to replace Congressman Cynthia Lummis in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lummis announced late last year that she would not seek re-election and it led to a surge of interest in her seat. Christensen has an extensive political background as both a Teton County Commissioner and a State Senator.
Currently, he chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. He served as a law enforcement officer for 20 years and in the military for 15 years. Like many of the candidates, he thinks the Obama administration has hurt Wyoming through regulations, especially the energy industry. He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck.